When Behavior Based Safety Processes Collide: How to Harmonize the Processes

Thursday • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Location: Ryman Studio J


Reginald Foley
Behavior Based Safety Coordinator
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Galveston Bay Refinery)

Tracy Ware
BBS Coordinator
Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Marathon Petroleum's two Texas City refineries with two different unions merged their sites and BBS committees. This session will (1) discuss how the site's committees came together as one team and the results they achieved, (2) demonstrate how anyone who has experienced a recent acquisition or merger can harmonize their BBS processes, and (3) provide a strong foundation for starting and sustaining a BBS process and achieving Cambridge accreditation. This process is behavior based safety for employees done by the employees. Discover how we made this process very successful.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Acquisitions are happening more often, and this is one company’s method of dealing with their merger successfully with regards to the behavior based safety committees at the two sites.
  2. How two groups not expecting and not wanting to work together can turn out to be a very committed and productive team.
  3. How despite the acquisition and other difficulties Cambridge Accreditation can still be achieved.
Reginald Foley has 41 total years in the chemical industry and 12 years in Behavior Based Safety.